Ohio Outdoor News

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 18, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2016 youth deer gun season, natural resource officer Kevin Peters was working with state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County. The officers had just finished checking some deer hunters when officer Smith received a phone call from a concerned sportsperson. The caller informed officer Smith that there were hunters…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 4, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 5: Hardin Co. NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Kenton Eagles Lodge #2163. For more info call Tim Lotz, 567-674-2734. Aug. 12: Medina County NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Buffalo Creek Retreat, Seville. For more info call Alison Gilles, 330-465-7637. Aug. 12: Gallia County Longbeards NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Gallipolis Shrine Club. For more info call Tom White, 513-305-4799. Aug. 26:…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 4, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While on boat patrol on Alum Creek Reservoir in Delaware County, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, observed three people fishing under the Howard Road bridge. As the group packed up and walked to their vehicle, officer Grote contacted them and asked how the fishing was that day. At first,…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Aug. 4, 2017

Central Region Indian Lake (Logan County) – The saugeye bite is picking up again at Indian Lake if you can stand fishing in a crowd. Flicker Shads and other crankbaits seem to be the hot ticket right now for the successful saugeye bite. Troll the baits at a slow speed. Fish are ranging from 16 to 20 inches. Some crappies…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 21, 2017

Central Region Indian Lake (Logan County) – The saugeye bite has slowed a little on this popular Logan County lake but fish are still being caught. Successful anglers are trolling Flicker Shads in 10 to 15 feet of water. Sizes range from 10 to 20 inches for the saugeyes. Some channel catfish are still being caught. Fish deep for the…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – July 21, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers July 22: Flat Rock NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Paulding Eagles, Paulding. For more info call Ron Deatrick, 419-523-3000. Aug. 5: Hardin Co. NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Kenton Eagles Lodge #2163. For more info call Tim Lotz, 567-674-2734. Aug. 12: Medina County NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Buffalo Creek Retreat, Seville. For more info call Alison Gilles, 330-465-7637. Aug. 12: Gallia…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 21, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During Memorial Day weekend, state wildlife officer Michael Budd, assigned to Knox County, and state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, were checking anglers at Hoover Reservoir. The reservoir and boat ramps were very busy that day, and officers Budd and Kiger spent most of their day at Baldridge boat ramp….

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 7, 2017

Central Region Indian Lake (Logan County) – Saugeyes are being caught by anglers employing Husky Jerks and other similar baits. Look for rocky areas for the best saugeye bite, anglers report. Anglers are catching limits of fish, some up to 25 inches. Some channel catfish and crappies are also getting into the mix. Fish deep for the catfish using nightcrawlers…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 7, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • In December 2016, state wildlife officer Maurice Irish, assigned to Delaware County, was dispatched to Hoover Reservoir in response to information submitted to the Turn-In-a-Poacher hotline. A witness reported that two individuals had caught a large amount of crappies, transported them to a vehicle, and then returned to catch more fish. Upon arrival,…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – July 7, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers July 15: Ashland County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Ashland. For more info call Jason Bright, 419-685-0992. July 22: Flat Rock NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Paulding Eagles, Paulding. For more info call Ron Deatrick, 419-523-3000. Aug. 5: Hardin Co. NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Kenton Eagles Lodge #2163. For more info call Tim Lotz, 567-674-2734. Aug. 12: Medina County…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 23, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2016 deer gun season, state wildlife officer Tyler Eldred, assigned to Morrow County, and state wildlife investigator Chris Rice were on patrol in Knox County. Shortly after dark, information was received from the Turn-In-A-Poacher hotline indicating that a vehicle was observed jacklighting from the roadway. The caller was able to obtain…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – June 23, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers June 24: Champaign County Ghost Gobbler NWTF Banquet, Champaign County Fair Grounds. For more info call Tracy Jacobs, 937-605-0545. July 15: Ashland County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club, Ashland. For more info call Jason Bright, 419-685-0992. Aug. 5: Hardin Co. NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Kenton Eagles Lodge #2163. For more info call Tim Lotz, 567-674-2734. Aug. 26: Shawnee…